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Settlement in Elly Mae Clampett Barbie doll suit

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(CBS/AP) Donna Douglas, who played Elly May Clampett on the "The Beverly Hillbillies," reached a settlement with Mattel Inc. and CBS Consumer Products Inc. after the former actress claimed the companies did not receive her approval to use her name and likeness for a Barbie doll.

The settlement was reached Tuesday in Baton Rouge's U.S. District Court and details were kept private. However, Douglas' lawsuit sought compensation of at least $75,000.

In earlier filings, CBS and Mattel said they didn't need her approval because the network held exclusive rights to the character.

Douglas played the critter-loving tomboy for nine seasons of the CBS television comedy about a backwoods family that strikes oil and moves to Beverly Hills.

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